Well, well, well.
It’s a new month, and we meet again!
This started as the January Coffee Date, but then got pushed back and pushed back because of all the amazing Sugar Free January recipes, and then it became February, and so this turned into the February coffee date, but what the heck! The month doesn’t even matter when it involves a cozy moment to get your warm drink on, pull that sweater a little tighter around yourself, maybe find some snacks (not to be a broken record but MAY I SUGGEST THESE), and settle in for a good talk.
Today we are talking about:
Yep, should be good. Here we go!
Sugar Free January! It’s done! We did it!
GREAT JOB YOU GUYS!
Some thoughts I had this year:
Any SFJ-ers out there this year? What were your favorite recipes? What was the hardest part for you?
Also: I’d love for you to take our survey if you have feedback for next year!
Have you guys seen / heard of / tried Daily Harvest?
The ads worked on me (as did a recommendation from a friend), so I decided to give it a go this month. We ordered a bunch of smoothies – like, 24, I think? We did the one month deal.
Here are my thoughts.
I’m curious your opinions if you’ve tried it (or really, if you’ve tried similar meal or snack delivery services).
OKAY WHOSE BIG BABY IS THIS! 😭
I started talking about Solvi’s sleep schedule on my personal Instagram a few weeks after she was born, and I’ve had a lot of people asking me to share sleep updates! I am right there with you – personally I find it so fascinating to hear about what other families are doing when it comes to baby sleep and schedules. What’s working, what’s not, all that jazz.
So here’s a quick look at our scheduling approach for the Queen Vi.
Here’s what our daily schedule looks like (and right now we are dealing with short afternoon naps which is very less than ideal)!
A few clarifiers:
A) She very rarely follows this exactly! Lots of 40 minute naps lately have majorly thrown us off any sort of predictable schedule.
B) She sleeps through the night most nights, minus that 5am feeding.
C) She sleeps in our room, in a crib, for naps and nights.
D) She is breastfed, but we give her a bottle (breastmilk) before bed, which started out of sheer desperation because she was very fussy when nursing at night, and now has become a nice little routine that allows me flexibility in the evening.
I would LOVE your thoughts on this! What’s worked for you? What hasn’t? Anyone else fighting the good fight against short naps? 😅#please
You guys, I haven’t worn perfume for literally years because of the whole “fragrance is the new secondhand smoke” thing.
But. I found this fragrance line at Target and I LOVE IT.
It’s affordable, yummy, and appears to be relatively clean! It’s vegan, paraben-free, and fragrance-d with essential oils. Here’s more on that.
I have two scents – the Queen Bee (in a roller ball thingy), and Wild Child (in a spray). Highly recommend.
On a more serious note, it has been a devastating week for one of my closest friends. If we were on a real coffee date, I’d probably get tears in my eyes telling you about everything that has happened.
Some things that have helped me as I sit with my own sadness and also try to support my friend:
Oh, and by the way. This month Sage says…
Sage. SAGE. Over here please?
I don’t know, she’s too busy watching birds and leaves and snow blow around the backyard. Which is maybe her lesson in and of itself? Let’s get lost in the little things like leaves and snow and birds this month.
And if you were wondering if she’ll be your Valentine, the answer is heck to the yes.
That’s it! (Says the person who just wrote 90 million words.)
Talk to me! How’s your winter going?
And if no one has told you lately, you’re doing a great job. ♡